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The Aliante is 1 of fi’zi:k’s 3 Spine Concept™ Mens Road Saddle shapes. Of these 3, the Aliante shape is the widest and most longitudinally waved.
The Aliante R1 is the top-of-the-line saddle available in this shape. The composite carbon shell with co-injected nylon Twin Flex™ ‘sweet spot’ at the centre, and carbon braided rail, make this a lighter and stiffer alternative to the Aliante R3 Braided, R3 K:ium, R5 K:ium and Gamma models, whilst not compromising comfort.
Fi’zi:k launched the first Aliante in 1999. During the intervening fifteen years it has become one of the most loved and favoured saddles in the world, by both pros and enthusiasts alike.
2014 marked a milestone in the evolution of the Aliante with the launch of an all-new sleek profile. Boasting a TWIN FLEX ™ Carbon shell it offers unprecedented comfort and a low weight. Going from Curvy to Skinny, the new Aliante delivers a sharp aesthetic.
Aliante R1 is for The Bull: Rigid Spine.
If you have a relatively low degree of spinal flexibility (more than 90 degrees between your straight legs and back when bending over as far as you can, keeping your legs straight a shoulders’ width apart), you are a Bull. Your degree of Spinal flexibility will top out quite quickly when attempting to adopt the performance position. For this reason you will rotate you pelvis fully.
You will benefit from the increased curvature (support) of the Aliante shape.
Fi’zi:k is a racing brand. It represents beauty, speed, passion; freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of ‘the fire of competition.’ Established in 1996 as the premium racing brand for Selle Royal Group drawing on more than 60 years of saddle making experience. The aim since then until this day was to provide comfort and support for riders working with professional athletes to develop industry-leading products. All of Fi’zi:k’s saddles are still handmade in Italy.
The brand name comes from the phonetic spelling of the word ‘physique’ and the range focuses on the key contact points between the rider and the bike.
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